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Doctors Not Able to Perform Emergency Life-Saving Surgery

Partners Larry Morris and Randy Haynes have each recently successfully handled wrongful death medical malpractice cases where one key element of the malpractice was the treating doctor’s inability to perform life-saving procedures when they were needed.  In Randy Haynes’ case, the doctor of a patient whose throat was swelling shut was not authorized to performing an emergency tracheostomy which would have saved the patient’s life.  In Larry Morris’ case, a patient undergoing a routine laryngotomy had a breathing tube inserted in her, but the doctor failed to pull out a plastic piece, the stylet, that allowed the patient to breathe out as well as in.  As a result of this failure, the patient’s lungs basically exploded with air.  The patient still could have been saved had the doctor been able to perform a needle thoracotomy, but the doctor was not qualified to do so, and he waited 15 minutes before getting another doctor who was qualified in the procedure to perform it.  Consequently, the patient died.  Both cases either settled or tried to a verdict for a significant amount of money.

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$3M
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Settlement
Anonymous Plaintiff v. Anonymous Defendant
Attorney Larry Morris Pre-suit settlement of three million dollars wrongful death case
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$2.5M
Settlement
Anonymous Plaintiff, as the Personal Representative of the Estate of Anonymous, deceased, v. Morrow Water Technologies, Inc., et al.
Randy Haynes Plaintiff’s husband was rear-ended by a pickup truck being operated by Defendant in the line and scope of his employment with Morrow Water Technologies, Inc., which also owned the vehicle. Plaintiff’s husband was died at the scene from the injuries he sustained in the collision. Plaintiff sued the Defendant driver and Morrow Water […]
$925k
$925k
Settlement
Anonymous Plaintiff v. Anonymous Defendant
Todd Wheeles In June, 2013, Plaintiff became sick with Legionnaire’s disease after being exposed to the bacteria in a hot tub at an apartment complex. Plaintiff filed suit against the owner of the apartment complex, the management company for the apartment complex, and the pool company responsible for the maintenance of the spa.
$250k
$250k
Settlement
Nettles v. USA
Todd Wheeles In February, 2014, a US Postal Service driver was making mail deliveries in Plaintiff Nettles’ neighborhood. The Defendant driver exited his vehicle to deliver mail to one of Plaintiff Nettles’ neighbors, returned to his delivery vehicle, put the vehicle in reverse, accelerated and struck Plaintiff Nettles with the vehicle’s rear bumper. Plaintiff Nettles […]
$250k
$250k
Settlement
Blevins v. Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Todd Wheeles In July, 2013, Plaintiff Blevins accompanied her daughter to a Publix Super Market in Birmingham, AL to pick up a few items her daughter needed for lunch and dinner. Plaintiff Blevins was walking through the deli department to join her daughter at the deli counter when she slipped and fell in an area […]
$58.2 M
$58.2 M
Verdict
Product Defect Case in TN
Daimler Chrysler sued for deaths caused by faulty designs and resulted in one of the largest verdicts ever in Shelby County.